Halloween is returning to theatres and drive-ins for its 45th anniversary, bringing Halloween 4 and 5 with it

Halloween is returning to theatres and drive-ins for its 45th anniversary, and it’s bringing Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 with it

It’s becoming a yearly tradition that John Carpenter‘s 1978 classic Halloween comes back to theatres during the month of October – and since the sequels Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5 were independent productions that aren’t owned by studios like the other sequels are, they often accompany it. This year is a special occasion, as it marks the 45th anniversary of Halloween‘s original release… so once again, CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, is teaming up with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring Halloween back to theatre and drive-in screens, and Halloween 4 and Halloween 5 are coming along for the ride.

Halloween will be screening in 307 theatres across the United States, and tickets are available for purchase at THIS LINK.

A press release notes, John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween came to cinemas and on drive-in screens nationwide on October 25, 1978. The renowned film, which has maintained an unprecedented and growing following for 45 years, is often considered a catalyst for today’s horror films as it showcased a frightening story that Hollywood had never seen before. The original film follows Michael Myers, the infamous villain who turns a night of Halloween tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, Jamie Lee Curtis’ breakthrough role. In 1988, Producer Moustapha Akkad reinvigorated the franchise with Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, which is held by many fans as one of the most popular films in the series, followed shortly thereafter by Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. The fifth film premiered in 1989 to continue the legacy of the infamous character.

Bernadette McCabe, CineLife Entertainment’s Executive Vice President, provided the following statement: “We are thrilled to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Halloween through this continued partnership with Trancas International Films and Compass International Pictures. For almost a decade, we have delighted Halloween fans by bringing this series back to theaters. After the positive impact it’s had, it only felt right to bring back this tradition for another year. We are grateful for this collaboration and are excited to see this year’s response.

Ryan Freimann, SVP of Trancas and Compass, added: “The iconic Halloween series combines one of the most thrilling and chilling characters in the history of cinema with the Halloween holiday, making a trip to the theaters for these films during this time of year an incredibly awesome experience. Making the re-release of these films a tradition for new fans of the franchise and those who have been with us since the beginning is an honor.

Will you be heading out to see Halloween, Halloween 4, and/or Halloween 5 on the big screen this October? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Source: PRnewswire

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